“Cessation of the sale of the hardener of Química Alemana”. And with one sentence, from one day to the next, your favorite nail hardener disappears from the market. A product that was, according to the beauticians, almost magical. Does this mean you have been applying something toxic to your clients? How are we going to achieve the same results without our workhorse? Don’t worry, we’ll explain everything.
Why is German Chemicals no longer sold?
As you know, for several years now, cosmetics safety regulations have become more stringent. Let’s go back specifically to 2019. This year a European Regulation* is drawn up according to which the sale of nail hardener from German Chemicals must be banned. What is the reason? One of its ingredients: Formaldehyde.
So, what has changed? Fortunately, we are increasingly looking after the consumer’s health. And this means using 100% harmless ingredients not only in the context of everyday use. Of course, we understand that no one is going to use a nail hardener without paying attention to the instructions for use and precautions on the package. But when it comes to health, all prevention is not enough. This debate on the use of formaldehyde has resulted in two years of allegations. COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2019/831 of 22 May 2019 amending Annexes II, III and V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products.
Finally, last month this Regulation* came into force, so we have had to suspend the sale of Química Alemana.
Is there a substitute for the German Chemistry hardener?
The good news is that this measure will be temporary. The head office of Química Alemana has informed us that they are working on its reformulation to bring it into line with European regulations.
What is less certain is when. And while this issue is being resolved, we have the perfect substitute: Masnails strong nails treatment base coat.
Besides being 10-free, it is vegan and cruelty-free. And just like Química Alemana, you can use it with glazes of any brand.
And how does it work the same, if it does not contain formaldehyde? For its unique combination of ingredients: keratin, vitamin E, castor oil and Fortyfier. All of them are designed to provide the hardness and hydration that nails need to be healthy.
The trick is to apply it every other day, or daily if you prefer! There is no limit to its use, thus accelerating the recovery process of your nails.
If you want to try it, you can get it here.
We will keep you posted!